Islands of the Philippines on a Shoestring

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Manila to Moalboal

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

For travellers looking for a strange and beautiful adventure, this island-hopping adventure will show you the best of the Philippines’ nature, beaches, and cultural life. Roam Bohol’s famous Chocolate Hills (not suitable for consumption), snorkel with massive whale sharks in the clearest of clear blue waters (if the season is right), roam through bustling Manila, chill out in laid-back Siquijor, and soak up the beach vibes of Moalboal. From interacting with local communities to lots of free time built in, this trip is both meaningful and liberating. So go on and feel free.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Bohol Island Homestay, Bohol
  • Chocolate Hills visit
  • Sardine Snorkelling
  • Free time to explore the beaches of Siquijor, Bohol, Panglao, and Moalboal
  • Canyoneering Kawasan Falls
  • Departure Transfer
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Relax on gorgeous white-sand beaches
  • Explore the chocolate hills
  • Learn about tiny tarsiers
  • Snorkel crystal-clear blue waters
  • Connect with the local people during a homestay experience


Day 1 Manila Please look out for signs in the hotel with details of the group meeting this evening. The meeting is a chance to meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the rest of the group before heading out for an optional evening meal. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Manila/Siquijor (1B) Fly to Dumaguete and transfer to the port to board a boat bound for the mystical island of Siquijor. Transport: Ferry (0.75 hour(s)) Tuk-tuk (1.00 hour(s)) Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Day 3 Siquijor (1B) Enjoy free time to explore caves, waterfalls, coral-filled waters, and 106km (65 mi) of white-sand beaches. Snorkelling and diving are both great options here.
Day 4 Siquijor/Bohol (1B, 1D) Enjoy a homestay at a community tourism project. Please note accommodations here are basic. Included Activities: Bohol Island Homestay Transport: Ferry (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
Day 5 Bohol/Panglao (1B, 1L) This morning opt to join your host family as they tend to the farm before helping prepare a barbecue feast for lunch. After lunch together, say good bye to your hosts and head out to explore the famous Chocolate Hills. Included Activities: Chocolate Hills Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Panglao (1B) Free day to tour the island or go snorkelling.
Day 7 Panglao/Moalboal (1B) Board a boat to Cebu then transfer from Cebu to Moalboal. Beautiful beaches and bright, turquoise waters await. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Boat (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Moalboal (1B) Jump into a busy underwater wonderland to snorkel surrounded by a school of sardines. Enjoy the rest of the day on the beach. Included Activities: Sardine Run Snorkelling
Day 9 Moalboal (1B, 1L) Today enjoy canyoneering at the beautiful Kawasan Falls and it's surrounding fresh water streams and pools. Additional Notes: Travellers not interested in canyoneering can enjoy the beautiful calm pools in Kawansan Included Activities: Kawasan Canyoneering
Day 10 Moalboal (1B) Depart at any time. Departure transfer included. Included Activities: Departure Day